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Mar 25, 2014

Soccer-Dzeko at the double as City beat United, Arsenal held

LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) – An Edin Dzeko double helped Manchester City move second in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over rivals Manchester United on Tuesday while Arsenal’s title hopes almost evaporated with a 2-2 home draw with Swansea City.

City took the lead after 43 seconds and never looked like ceding control, exposing their opponents’ soft centre almost at will, with Dzeko and Yaya Toure netting in the second half to inflict another painful defeat on United manager David Moyes.

Mar 22, 2014

Chelsea hit Arsenal for six, Liverpool and City win big

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea ripped apart 10-man Premier League title rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling on Saturday to ensure Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game turned sour as Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins.

Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as City wrapped up a punishing 5-0 victory over 10-man Fulham and Luis Suarez’s prolific run continued with a treble as Liverpool twice came from behind to thrash Cardiff City 6-3.

Mar 22, 2014

Soccer-Chelsea hit Arsenal for six, Liverpool and City win big

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) – Chelsea ripped apart Premier League title rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to ensure Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game turned sour and Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins.

Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick including two penalties as City wrapped up a punishing 5-0 win over bottom club Fulham and Luis Suarez’s prolific run continued with three goals as Liverpool twice came from behind to thrash Cardiff City 6-3.

Mar 19, 2014

Van Persie treble sinks Olympiakos, Dortmund edge Zenit

LONDON (Reuters) – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick lifted Manchester United to a stunning Champions League comeback against Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday as Borussia Dortmund edged out Zenit St Petersburg to complete the quarter-final lineup.

United, trailing 2-0 from the first leg, won 3-0 at Old Trafford to stay in the hunt for a fourth Champions League title and last season’s runners-up Dortmund lost their second leg 2-1 but went through 5-4 on aggregate.

Mar 19, 2014

Soccer-Van Persie treble sinks Olympiakos, Dortmund edge Zenit

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – Robin van Persie’s hat-trick lifted Manchester United to a stunning Champions League comeback against Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday as Borussia Dortmund edged out Zenit St Petersburg to complete the quarter-final lineup.

United, trailing 2-0 from the first leg, won 3-0 at Old Trafford to stay in the hunt for a fourth Champions League title and last season’s runners-up Dortmund lost their second leg 2-1 but went through 5-4 on aggregate.

Mar 13, 2014

Soccer-Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – Mario Gomez dusted off his shooting boots to put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Juventus while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning their last-16 first leg 3-1 away on Thursday.

Germany striker Gomez had not scored since returning in February after five months out with a knee injury but tilted the tie in his team’s favour with a 79th-minute strike while Real Betis tore up the form book to win 2-0 at local rivals Sevilla.

Mar 13, 2014

Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

LONDON (Reuters) – Mario Gomez’s goal put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 draw at Juventus in a Europa League last-16 first leg while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning 3-1 at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Germany striker Gomez had not scored since returning in February after five months out with a knee injury but tilted the tie in his team’s favour with a 79th-minute strike while Real Betis tore up the form book to win 2-0 at local rivals Sevilla.

Mar 9, 2014

Chelsea surge clear with Tottenham drubbing

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea surged seven points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-0 demolition of London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

A trademark poacher’s goal from Samuel Eto’o, a penalty from Chelsea top scorer Eden Hazard and two strikes in the last three minutes by Demba Ba did the damage as Tottenham, reduced to 10 men for most of the second half, imploded.

Mar 8, 2014

Stylish United demolish woeful West Brom

LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United rediscovered a touch of their old swagger, easing past strugglers West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.

Phil Jones headed home a Robin van Persie free kick in the first half, Wayne Rooney finished a sweeping passing move with another header after the break and Danny Welbeck added a third to inflict further misery on a woeful West Brom side.

Mar 8, 2014

Soccer-Stylish United demolish woeful West Brom

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Champions Manchester United rediscovered a touch of their old swagger, easing past strugglers West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday to record back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.

Phil Jones headed home a Robin van Persie free kick in the first half, Wayne Rooney finished a sweeping passing move with another header after the break and Danny Welbeck added a third to inflict further misery on a woeful West Brom side.